The Maxims of General Patton

The Maxims of General Patton

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By (author) George S Patton, By (author) Gary L Bloomfield

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  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 13mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1455617245
  • ISBN 13: 9781455617241
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 803,890

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One of the most feared and controversial players in the United States Army during the Second World War, George S. Patton was unstoppable. He was both revered by the enemy as well as dreaded; Adolf Hitler found him to be one of the most impressive and callous men to be faced on the battlefront. General Patton was not known for his compassion. He led his squadron on a trek throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence and never took no or laziness for an answer. However, there was much more to the general than he let on.He was a man of many talents. Patton was not only a general but also an Olympic athlete, a poet, and a man with the bravery of a lion and a heart that betrayed traces of an inner lamb. Now Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches have been compiled for the reader. Layers of this complicated man are peeled away with each turn of the page to reveal the inner workings of a leader known for his intolerance of malingering soldiers and misplaced humor in the face of the enemy. A contemplative side replaces the tenacity often seen in other representations of General Patton, making this book an incredible addition to any World War II library.

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General. Olympic athlete. Poet. George S. Patton was one of the most unstoppable players in the United States Army during the Second World War. He was feared by the enemy, including Adolf Hitler, who found him to be one of the most impressive men on the battlefront. Controversial and often unpredictable, this commander led determined men throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence.In this collection, Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches are available for readers to explore and enjoy. Each turn of the page reveals another dimension of this man known for his unwillingness to tolerate malingering soldiers, the Germans, or misplaced humor in the face of danger.Gary L. Bloomfield is the author and coauthor of two books about World War II and editor of two books on the topic. He is the former managing editor of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine and an Army Journalist of the Year. A former civil servant himself, Bloomfield has appeared on CNN and various radio programs.